Serving in the U.S. military is a selfless and patriotic act that merits recognition and reward. U.S. vets are provided a laundry list of critical benefits that cover a wide range of situations where vets can find themselves needing help.
Sadly, many veterans aren’t aware of all the services and care for which they’re eligible. Keep reading to learn about some of the organizations and resources that Anaheim vets can take advantage of to stay healthy, housed, and working.
The Veteran’s Administration is the first stop for Anaheim vets who need health services. Qualifying veterans can take advantage of an incredible range of invaluable health related services and assistance.
Senior aged vets have access to a comprehensive selection of geriatric services that include:
Treatment for degenerative neurological disorders, like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
Home based care and help for family caregivers
Hospice care for veterans who are in the last months or weeks of life
Rehabilitative care for senior vets who are recuperating from injury or surgery
The services all qualified vets can benefit from include:
Substance abuse treatment programs
Counseling for emotional and PTSD related issues
Aid for vets who are experiencing trauma
The National Resource Directory was created to be a comprehensive resource for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, the families of veterans, and the people who support them.
The NRD has a broad range of initiatives that include programs such as:
Hidden Heroes: this program brings needed attention to the untold stories of all military caregivers and also seeks to find solutions for the immense challenges and long-term needs they routinely face.
eBenefits: this is a joint VA/DoD web portal that offers information about resources and self-service capabilities to vets, active-duty service members, and their families to discover, access and manage their VA and military benefits and personal data.
The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program: Was created by congressional mandate and is a federally-funded program that provides personalized care, various services, and dedicated advocacy to seriously wounded, ill and injured service members, their caregivers, and families.
In the state of California, there are eight veteran homes. These homes are located in:
West Los Angeles
These eight veteran homes are a network of live-in, residential care facilities that offer a comprehensive list of medical, dental, pharmacy, rehab services and social activities inside a homelike, community-centered environment.
The veteran homes range in size from a low of sixty vets on a twenty-acre site to something over a thousand vets on five-hundred-acres. California state veteran homes house and support around 3,000 veterans.
If you’re a veteran aged 55+ and were discharged from active military service under honorable conditions, then you’re eligible to apply for admission. Additionally, the age requirement is waived for the disabled or homeless veteran needing long-term care.
For more information on the Aid & Attendance Benefit and to learn how it can help pay for assisted living, please visit VeteranAid.org.
Find assisted living in Anaheim near you.